I would like to take you on a magical adventure down a rabbit hole of the work produced by Demelsa Haughton that we sell in Heart Gallery.
We have been privileged to stock her work at Heart Gallery for 2 years. I will never forget the proudness in her Dad’s eyes when they both came into Heart Gallery to present her work to us. Demelsa was as gentle as a lamb and her Dad was as proud as a peacock. Her work is magically and profoundly appreciated by our customers, no more so than by myself.
Demelsa is a painter of vibrantly coloured, playful magical places and spaces. From the ladybird village (complete with corner shop), mice that have made homes in books, Owls that have wisdom draped through their lace wings, characters of enormous elegance and wonder to the gloomy darkness of a forest filled with gnarly trees that were once children. Her work creates a tapestry of magnificent storytelling, charm and an instantly profound visual doorway into her enchanted labyrinth of worlds, characters and creatures.
I have been collecting Demelsa’s work over the past 2 years. My office is now wholly dedicated to her, and an ever-evolving collaboration and appreciation of how Demelsa ignites my own imagination and contributes to my wellbeing while working in my office. I never need a biscuit with my cup of coffee as my biscuit is the visual wonderland I can lose myself within whilst taking a break, as you will see, my walls are a plethora of Demelsa’s immense magical expression, possibilities and adventure
The lockdown from the Coronavirus, surrounded by my personal collection of Demelsa’s artwork has inspired me to spend 4 days creating a personal Wonderland, collecting branches, healthy green foliage and moss while out walking Daisy Dog.
Using dried flowers, assembling trees and creating fairy fences, collecting all my little treasures, feathers, stones, characters and whiskey stoppers as stools, dividing miniature scenes that are woven within and around Demelsa’s world has filled me with joy.
Having worked at Heart Gallery since the first day it opened almost 14 years ago, selling independent artwork, craft and jewellery, I cannot express enough how evocative and therapeutic it is to be surrounded by such talent and artistic expression… even more so during this surreal and strange time as the space is truly missed and I can’t wait for us to be able to open our doors to you all once more.
This guest blog post is a gift to Demelsa from me, her number one female universal fan xxx